To Get Happy, Just a Little Movement Goes a Long Way
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A lot of us have a goal to be more active, but, for some people, starting an exercise regimen can be intimidating. Going to the gym and running in public can be uncomfortable for a lot of folks. Not everyone grew up exercising and playing sports. When you don’t know where to start, it can be

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A Beginner’s Guide to Credit Scores
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Having good credit can mean better financial opportunities. It might make you eligible for loans or credit cards that aren’t available to folks with lower credit, setting you up to make big, important purchases. It can also lead to other perks, like lower interest rates and higher credit limits. But how do you know if

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Why Confusion About Bike Laws is Making Our Streets Less Safe
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When going for a bike ride, there are often only two options: ride on the sidewalk while dodging startled pedestrians, or take a full car lane and test the patience of people in cars that are much bigger and more powerful than you are. Either way you can end up feeling like you and your

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How to Cut Back on Sugar, and Why You Should
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That granola bar you popped in your mouth for breakfast may not be as healthy as its packaging makes it sound. In fact, studies show that there’s one ingredient in its recipe that is more addictive than cocaine. It isn’t even one of those hard-to-pronounce ingredients, either. It’s sugar. Previously, fat was thought to be

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Are You Prepared for a $100 Emergency?
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If your car broke down today and needed a $100 fix to get you back on the road, could you pay it? What if you locked yourself out of your house and the locksmith needed $100 to get you inside? If you’re like almost 50 percent of people in the U.S., you’re not—or just barely—prepared to

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Why Getting Lost is Good For You
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If you have a good sense of direction, life is a lot easier. You know where you are and where you’re headed—and if you’re turned around for a second, you can generally get your bearings and find what you seek. At least that’s the way I see it—but I’m the guy who glances at a

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The New Rule for Saving for Retirement
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Are you saving for retirement yet? Not to freak you out, but if you’ve graduated from school and are making money in the working world, it’s time to start putting some away for later. There’s no hard and fast number for this, but CNN Money suggests you should expect to live on 85 percent of your working income

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The Health Benefits of Worrying
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Worrying: We all do it, some of us more than others. (We can all think of a person in our lives we wish would worry a little more than they do.) If you’re worried about how much you worry, get this: It’s actually good for you. In moderation, of course. “Despite its negative reputation, not all

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Taking the Stairs is a Better Boost than Caffeinated Soda
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I’ll admit it—I have a Diet Coke dependency. I’ve been drinking (at least) one of these no-calorie bad boys a day since I was about 14 years old. For my comrades who believe that caffeine, much like revenge, is best served cold, here’s some good news (if you’re trying to kick the habit, that is). You

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Gut Check: Prebiotics Might Be as Important as Probiotics
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By now you’ve probably heard about the benefits of probiotics, “good bacteria” that lives in the gut and helps with digestive health (if nothing else you’ve seen those Activia commercials). Maybe you even take a probiotic supplement every day (good on ya). But scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder have recently discovered that having

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